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Fall Clean Up/Winter Lawn Maintenance

Fall Clean Up/Winter Lawn MaintenanceIt’s about that time of year again! The leaves will be changing, and falling! The days are becoming shorter, nights are cooler! It’s time to do your fall clean up and get your property ready for the winter season.

When we think of fall clean up, first thing that comes to mind is raking and blowing leaves off your property. Main reason for this is it keeps your outdoor space clean, but it also is a good idea if you do not want to stain your walkway or patio. Another very important reason, which some may not know, is some leaves are acidic, and when wet, can kill your lawn if left piled up for too long.

And speaking of your lawn, once you’ve raked and blown the property clear of debris and leaves, it’s vital that you fertilize it. This will give the lawn and its roots a boost to grow in the Spring. This is also the best time for seeding, as the cooler weather prevents any weeds to grow.

You may also want to prune your trees and shrubs. It’s during this time of year when they begin to go into their dormant stage. Pruning will ensure that next year’s growth is healthy.

And remember to check your gutters and down spouts! Leaves can get inside clogging your draining system, creating a bad situation. You will definitely want to remove any debris inside them before the winter freeze.

Well, I hope these tips were helpful! Talk to you soon!

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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Lawn and Landscaping Tips-Rockland, NY

LAWN AND LANDSCAPING TIPS-ROCKLAND, NYHey guys!

So summer has been in full swing and it can be a challenging season with respect to keeping your lawn and landscape in check. The heat and humidity can really put a damper on plants, trees and lawns. Therefore, it’s essential to implement a good watering routine as well as visually monitoring your landscape.

Evaluate your lawn and plants and look for early signs of dehydration, which can come in the form of wilting. Plants and shrubs in need of TLC may also have yellowish or browning of leaves, a white puss-like film on branches, or stems keeling over. Lawns in need may have slow growth, brown, dry patches or curling of grass blades.

Of course the best way to keep your lawn and plants hydrated, healthy and looking their best is of course to water them. So here are a few helpful tips on the proper way to water during this hot season:

Water early in the morning. The morning is when its most cool, and allows for the water to run down into the soil, reaching the roots and leaving less water lost due to evaporation.

Water plants at the root, not the leaves. Not only can the leaves burn while the sun is out, but many disease need moisture to thrive.

Remove weeds. Weeds compete with water and nutrients. Consider a pesticide program to combat weeds.

Mulch planting beds. This will keep moisture in and keep weeds out.

Don’t let the summer heat get to you. There are viable solutions to keeping your plants and lawn healthy and beautiful all season long!

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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Deer Population Leads to Plant Destruction

Hey there,

Spotting a deer used to be a rare sight to see.   Nowadays, deer can be seen right in our backyards.

The destruction of landscape plants by deer has become widespread in Rockland County.  Newly developed homes and commercial properties have greatly destroyed the habitats of these animals.  Because of this, deer have adapted to suburban life and their population has grown, which increases the demand for food.  Landscape plants now have become the primary source of food for deer and this has caused many problems for gardeners.

Realizing that no plant is deer proof, there are a few ways that you can avoid having deer destroy your garden.  One way may be to place deer repellants.  Deer repellants work through taste and scent.  This is effective because it can leave a foul taste in the deer’s mouth.  Also, alternate between different brands of deer repellant.  As the deer grow, they become accustomed to the taste of the repellant and it becomes less effective.

If you are starting a landscape design, you can choose plants that deer are less likely to eat, like those that have thorns or fuzz on them.  If you choose plants that deer are more likely to eat, then I suggest using a fence or additional protection to keep them from destroying your garden.

I know the increased population of deer has caused much aggravation for many gardeners, but if you keep these tips in mind I’m sure it will help with the success of your garden!

Michael

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Michael L. Naclerio and I’ve been working as a general contractor for over 25 years specializing in landscaping design and drainage solutions.

My company has a dedicated and hard working staff that tend to such issues in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen County in New York and New Jersey. I’m fully licensed in both states and, while I may not have the largest company out there, I specialize in providing quality service with a keen eye to detail.

It is with pleasure that I invite you to check out my company’s website. We’ve been working hard to keep the site up to date with photos and interactive presentations of past and present jobs. Check us out on the web today @ www.nacleriolandscaping.com

For more information regarding the blog please feel free to check out the “About” section. Or feel free to use the links on the side of the blog to visit my social networking sites where you can connect with past and present customers in a friendly online environment.

Thanks for visiting,

Michael

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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